Race and Place Newspapers
Location: Richmond, VirginiaArticle Transcripts
Date of Publication: October 21, 1893 (Saturday)
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Rev. J. H. Turner was married to Miss Bettie G. Johnson, 2:30 P.M., October 11th at Gordonsville, Rev. Hawkins, pastor of
Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church officiating, assisted by Rev. L.B. Wood all of Charlottesville, and a number of other ministers
were present. A large audience greeted the couple at the church. The aisle of which was literally strewn with flowers for
the bride and groom to walk upon. Miss Mary E. Foye and Mr. Edward C. Johnson figuring conspicuously on the occasion. After
the marriage the couple resorted to the home of the bride and partook of a beautiful repast, and afterwards at 5 o'clock,
accompanied by Miss Ellen Johnson, the sister of the bride and Miss Mary E. Fry, and the couple came to Richmond and took
rooms at Councilman Jackson, 902 N. 7th St., where they found quite a choice collection of valuable presents which had been
sent by appreciative friends. The following evening from 8 until 11, they gave a reception for their friends at the above
named place. Quite a number of Richmond's best people were present and seemed to enjoy the liberal banquet which was spread
The bride and groom highly appreciated the respect accorded them here, and desire to return their grateful thanks to their
friends for their excellent presents and congratulate the donors upon the taste and sum employed in selecting such useful
as well as lasting gifts.
On Friday evening at 7:15 they left for Bowling Green, Va., their future home, where Rev. Turner is pastor of a good church.
We wish them a long and happy life.
Summary of Article
This article describes the extravagant marriage ceremony of Rev. J.H. Turner and Miss Bettie G. Johnson. The wedding was
held in Gordonsville, with two Charlottesville pastors presiding over the ceremonies. A diverse audience was in attendance
on this joyous occasion and during the reception party held afterwards. The bride and groom were pleased to receive a large
assortment of tasteful and expensive gifts and expressed their appreciation to each of their friends. The newlyweds returned
home to Bowling Green, Va., where they will begin their new life together.
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$15.00 to World's Fair via C. & O. Ry.
On October 21st and 24th only, the C. & O. Ry. Co., will sell round trip tickets to Chicago and return, limited 10 days, as
follow; From Norfolk, Old Point, Newport News and Richmond, at $15.00; From Gordonsville and Charlottesville at $14.00; From
Basic City, Staunton, Lynchburg Lexington, Buena Vista, Buchanan and Clifton Forge at $13.
These tickets will be good on all C. & O. trains and will permit the holder to occupy sleeping cars upon payment of Pullman
Summary of Article
This is an advertisement from the C. & O. Railroad Company that announces a special price for round trip fares to Chicago
from select locations. The offer is only available for a short period.
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